Linear Equations & Graphs - Featured Resources
RF SO4 - Stained Glass Window Activity
In this activity, students must choose three linear equations from each column and graph. In the first column are vertical lines, in the second column are horizontal lines, the third column lists positive slope lines and the last column lists negative slope lines. Students can choose which lines they want to graph. Each student is able to create a different stained glass window. This is a nice activity to review slope intercept form.
The TRANSFORM shifts that could align with this activity include shifting from Student as Knowledge Recipient to Student as Creator, shifting from Summative Assessment to Formative Assessment, and shifting from One-size-fits-all to Personalized or Differentiated.
RF SO7 - Matching Graphs and Equations Activity
(Download - MatchingGraphs&Equations.pdf)
In this activity, students must write the equation of a line from a graph and then algebraically manipulate the equation to become the form Ax + By = C. Students may use any personal strategy or method to write the equation of each line. Student could use slope, intercepts, a function table or slope intercept form. Students must also select the correct representation of the equation of the line from a list of four choices. The TRANSFORM shifts that could align with this activity include shifting from Summative Assessment to Formative Assessment, and shifting from One-size-fits-all to Personalized or Differentiated.
RF SO3 - Slope Graphic Organizer
Drawing this graphic organizer with students may help promote a more complete understanding of slope.
Graphic Organizers are useful when establishing connections. Visit the Connections Process Page for more ideas on how to incorporate Connections into your teaching.
RF SO3-7 Investigating Lines
This investigation nicely guides students through the connection between rate of change, slope, y-intercepts and equations of lines in slope-intercept form.
(Above image is an excerpt from the four page investigation)